Category: ARTS & LEISURE

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Trending on the Internet: Week of Jan. 20

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The Academy releases 2020 Academy Award nominations

The Academy releases 2020 Academy Award nominations

2019 was an innovative and exciting year for filmmaking. It saw prominence with dark, character-driven movies like “Joker” and “The Irishman.” It saw jaw-dropping performances from actors like Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in “Marriage Story” and Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker.” It also saw the […]

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Trending on the Internet: Week of Jan. 13

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Movies and shows like "High School Musical," "Victorious," "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "Lizzie McGuire" are a pivotal part of many teenagers' childhoods. Graphic by Darian Williams

Teenagers are stuck in an age of nostalgia

A wave of nostalgia has come over teenagers within recent years. Nostalgia is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for a return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition.” While it can make people more connected, which […]

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A galaxy far, far away
Mural at Disney World depicts pivotal characters in the Star Wars franchise. Photo by Ava Steil

The Star Wars franchise has an extensive impact on popular culture

On Dec. 20, 2019, the final installment of the main Star Wars film series, “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” hit theaters and marked a close to a story of nine films.  Star Wars is easily one of the most recognizable names in […]

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Official poster for Disney's "The Mandalorian".

“The Mandalorian” review: Amazing addition to the Star Wars universe

With the release of its new streaming service, Disney+, Disney is offering a wide variety of entertainment across all of its existing franchises. Upcoming shows like Marvel’s “WandaVision” and “Loki”, have fans very excited for the future of the service. “The Mandalorian”, an 8-part Star […]

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[Review] The future looks bright for Steven Universe Future

[Review] The future looks bright for Steven Universe Future

When the “Steven Universe movie” premiered on Cartoon Network this summer, fans of the critically-acclaimed show felt themselves satisfied, however many turned off their TVs with questions still unanswered. This is where Steven Universe Future came in, which was announced very shortly after the movie’s […]

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New and Improved. Media Specialist Diana Haneski, along with the mascot of the Orange Bowl Committee, Obie the Orange, welcome students and staff to enjoy the newly renovated media center on Monday, Nov. 18. In order to match the new look, the addition to the media center was named the STEAM Lab. Photo by Darian Williams

MSD’s media center renovated by Orange Bowl Committee

Students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had the chance to view and explore a new addition to the media center: the STEAM Lab. This lab was built to encourage comfortable, collaborative work and communication amongst its users.  From Nov. 16-18, a corner […]

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A Pirate’s Life. Seniors Jared Block and Ryan Senatore portray the characters of Smee and Black Stache on the opening night of MSD’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The pair made up the antagonist side of the musical. Photo by Sam Grizelj

MSD Drama Club performs “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Drama Club presented their fall production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, on Nov. 7-9. The play is a prequel to the story of Peter Pan. “From the time that I […]

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"Anne with an E" promotional poster provided by Netflix.

Fans fight for shows renewals via Twitter

Social media has a very strong impact on all aspects of media and show cancellations is a perfect example of this. Recently, Canadian classic and Netflix show “Anne with an E” aired their last episode and announced that it was their final season. While the […]

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